13.10.2017 | NATO in 'war talks' to discuss a 'collective response' to North Korea
Source - The Daily Express
US ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey, said that talks were in the “very early stages” to trigger Article 5 of the NATO founding treaty.
This is the founding principle of the treaty that enshrines the notion of collective defence.
Ms Bailey said: “We believe it is a common threat. If it becomes a successful possibility it will not be just America, it will be a much more problematic situation and I think that is beginning to come to the forefront.
“Talks are in the very early stages. There are so many steps that would have to be taken before we would get to that point and it would depend on what kind of attack it is, where it is.”
This is the first time Article 5 has been invoked since the September 11 attacks.
The talks come following months of tensions with North Korea following tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) which were first tested in July.